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  • Climate change and poverty

    Climate change and poverty

    Posted 1 year 4 months ago

    Find out the relationship between climate change and poverty, and how the poorest people are being hit hardest by climate change. Read more

  • Two-year-old Ntemu and his mother collect food at a food distribution point run by ActionAid Kenya.

    How your donations are making a difference in Kenya

    Posted in Blog 3 years 9 months ago

    Thanks to the incredible generosity of everyone have donated to the East Africa Crisis Appeal, ActionAid has supported over 128,600 people so far across Kenya, Somaliland and Ethiopia. In Kenya, ActionAid has supported over 98,000 people. Our local staff are there on the ground now distributing food, including rice, oil and beans, constructing water tanks and rehabilitating boreholes so that communities can get access to water. Find out how your donations are making a huge difference in Kenya right now. Read more

  • Cecilia and Angelie carry jerry cans back from a watering hole to their village.

    Fighting the impacts of drought in Kenya

    Posted in Blog 3 years 9 months ago

    More than 3 million people in Kenya are impacted by the drought across East Africa, with the worst affected living in the arid and semi-arid lands across the country. The rains have been depressed over the past year and pastoralists are very badly impacted, their livelihoods destroyed and their families suffering. FIfteeen of the 23 arid and semi-arid counties are now in the emergency category. The priority now is to save lives and livelihoods. Read more

  • Habiba, 50, (right) has walked for 25 days from Ethiopia to Ceelbaxay water-point in Somaliland, in desperate search of water.

    Why drought puts women at greater risk of violence

    Posted in Blog 3 years 10 months ago

    If you've been watching the news recently, you'll have seen the catastrophic effects that drought is having on lives and livelihoods in East Africa at the moment. The rains have failed, and as a result crops and livestock have been wiped out - leaving the people who depend on them on the brink of famine. The link between drought and hunger is horribly clear. But drought also increases the risk of another kind of danger, which is often more hidden and less talked about: the risk of violence against women and girls (VAWG). This World Water Day, find out why drought is making women and girls in East Africa more vulnerable to violence.  Read more

  • Khada, 21, has two children, and she lives with a group of displaced women at a camp. Her family lost 20 camels and sheep in the last two months.

    We must help people facing famine before it's too late

    Posted in Blog 3 years 10 months ago

    The last time Somalia experienced famine, in 2011, a quarter of a million people died. As the risk of famine looms again, Sadia Abdi Alin, the Country Director of ActionAid Somaliland, the region of Somalia where ActionAid works, blogs about the devastating impact that hunger is having on communities, and how people in the UK can help before it is too late.  Read more

  • Food crisis in East Africa 2017-2020

    Food crisis in East Africa 2017-2020

    Posted 3 years 10 months ago

    Facts and figures about the food crisis in East Africa. Find out what is happening in East Africa right now, and how ActionAid is working to avert hunger in Somaliland, Kenya and Ethiopia. Read more